Duke was the front man of his band, which he led for twenty years. They sang their famous album The Webster Blanton Band (RCA/Bluebird). In my opinion it was the time when Duke really felt that he had hit the…
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But it was during the 40s (after he turned 40) that songs longer than three minutes became his signature style.
At one time in 1927 at the Harlem’s Cotton Club, the famous Oliver King decided not play when he was given an invitation to do so. Luckily for Ellington, they offered him to perform on the club’s stage. From this point on Ellington became a favorite performer at that club and made musical compositions with names like Adelaide Hall. Creole Love Call was Hall’s and Ellington’s hit single together, and became a worldwide sensation.
The other great thing that happened to Duke Ellington was when he became a regular performer at the Cotton Club, he experimented with all the musical styles he knew and probably created many. The club became his laboratory where he would experiment with his musical compositions and would get immediate feedback from the audience. With the courtesy of the Cotton Club, Duke became a well-known name for revues style of music. And weekly radio broadcasts from the Cotton Club gave Duke national fame. Although his Webster Blanton Band had many influential members but each song had Ellington’s stamp on it (Robbins, n.d.).
Duke Ellington is not a musician that I normally listen too. But when I am in the mood for blues, classical and jazz, I really love Ellington’s compositions. But what I really look up to Ellington is because of his strong will and determination to achieve his goals in style. Whatever I have read about this man, it makes me want to say that I want to live like him. When he passed away, he died a clam and peaceful man, who can look over his life achievements and smile. The look of content on his face makes me envious. When he wrote his first composition at the age of fourteen, he was working as a soda jerk at a café and named it something similar, “The Soda Fountain Rag”. This gives me inspiration about me studies, my career and
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His educators were Parry and Stanford. He subsequently went on to learn with Bruch in Germany, and Ravel in France. Ralph Williams' comprehensive musical deeds significantly improved English musical time. However, they have as well added to the erroneous view that his constitutional work was in various ways narrow-minded.
The path to reach the level of one of the renowned exponent of jazz and lyrist of the twentieth century was tough. Ellington considered no work or responsibility small or below his dignity to perform. He wrote songs for individual musicians who were part of his orchestra. As the bandleader, he not only supervised but performed actively.
Something like a universal literature in the verbal languages is a relatively recent development in the occidental world.( Ostransky, 1963)
This universality of music as a medium of communication is a relatively modern concept. Through the ages of human history, music has had varied levels of importance in people's lives, and its value has differed in the eyes of thinkers and wise men.
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As the bandleader, he not only supervised but performed actively. He trained other musicians and was willing to learning from them, thus his teaching was part of his self-training. He knew the importance and place of each instrument in the system of an orchestra. He was the sterling pianists of all times.